This activity addresses the following US Educational Standards:
Students will be able to
- Use latitude and longitude coordinates to report their location given access to the web app or a GPS
- Identify and locate different constellations based off of our stellar maps.
- Determine the magnitude of the faintest visible star in a constellation using the provided stellar maps
- Compare personal observations (data) with other observations inside the classroom or from around other parts of the world given access to previous years mapped data.
Next Generation Science Standards:
- Earth and Human Activity (4-ESS3-1)
- Waves and Their Applications (4-PS4-2)
- Earth’s Place in the Universe (5-ESS1-1, 2)
- Earth and Human Activity (5-ESS3-1)
- Earth and Human Activity (MS-ESS3-3, 4)
- Earth and Human Activity (HS-ESS3-3, 4)
National Science Education Standards
Earth and Space Standards
- K-4: Objects in the sky
Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
- K-4: Changes in environment
- 5-8: Populations, resources, and environments; Science and technology in society
- 9-12: Environmental quality; Science and technology in local, national, and global challenges
Geography for Life: The National Geography Standards
Essential Element 1: The World in Spatial Terms
- How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information.
- How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth’s surface.
Essential Element 5: Environment and Society
- How human actions modify the physical environment.
Numbers and Operations
Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems
- Pre-K-2: Count with understanding and recognize “how many” in sets of objects;
Understand and represent commonly used fractions, such as ¼, ⅓, and ½
- 3-5: Develop understanding of fractions as parts of unit wholes, as parts of a collection, as locations on number lines, and as divisions of whole numbers
- 6-8: Work flexibly with fractions, decimals, and percents to solve problems
Use visualization, spatial reasoning, and geometric modeling to solve problems
- Pre-K-2: Recognize geometric shapes and structures in the environment and specify their location
- 3-5: Recognize geometric ideas and relationships and apply them to other disciplines and to problems that arise in the classroom of everyday life
- 6-8: Recognize and apply geometric ideas and relationships in areas outside of the mathematics classroom, such as art, science, and everyday life.